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Ray Silva Art Collections

Shop for artwork from Ray Silva based on themed collections. Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Artwork by Ray Silva

Each image may be purchased as a canvas print, framed print, metal print, and more! Every purchase comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

About Ray Silva

Ray Silva Ray Silva, photographer: I approach photography as an art form that challenges me to look past the obvious and focus on the textures, patterns, form and shape. Although it is sometimes a distraction to the naked eye, the subject can draw the viewer of a photograph to into a multi-dimension so it makes them feel as if they are inside the photo. My subject matter is primarily nature: traditional landscapes, wildlife or flowers. Capturing the light is everything. Where it is not controlled in nature, it is experienced. Being in the moment, challenges me to expose for the reflections of light off the subject in a way the composition is an expression of a moment in time. Photographic images are not just created in the camera. Although this is a critical step, transforming your capture in the “darkroom” plays an equal role in the photographic process. Having this experience is fundamental according to Ansel Adams, in defining the term, “pre-visualization” where it is defined as the ability to anticipate a finished image before making the exposure. For me, photography has been a lifelong passion. Many artists study in formal classroom settings while others claimed to be self-taught. I cannot claim to be from either camp, but a combination of some formal training, workshops, seminars, reading and studying works of many published and exhibited artists along with trial and error. Traditional works of Adams have greatly influenced me to create or transform reflections in nature to images in monochrome. I find black and white images to be more engaging, abstract and mystifying since for most of us the world around us is in color. Currently, this is my main area of concentration as I continue to further my art. “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard and the people you have loved.” -Ansel Adams- Exhibits Ainsworth Gallery, Photographic Art Society Competition, Best of Show, Joliet, IL 2008 Statesboro Regional Art Association Juried Exhibit, Averitt Center Gallery, Statesboro, GA 2018 Averitt Center for the Art Staff Exhibit, Rosengart Gallery, Statesboro, GA 2018 Georgia Nature Photographer Association- Double Vision Competition, Best of Show, Chattahoochee, Roswell, GA 2018 Savannah National Wildlife Refuge Photography Competition 2018, Best of Show, Hardeeville, SC 2018 Georgia Nature Photographer Association-Nature in Black and White, Finalist, Chattahoochee, Roswell, GA 2018 If you see any images that you like, I will always appreciate a "like" or "favorite" and a share to social media. Thanks for stopping by and enjoying. Copyright Notice: All images on this website are protected by the U.S. and international Copyright Laws, all rights reserved. These photographs may not be reproduced, manipulated or used in any way without written permission. Ray Silva joined Fine Art America in January 2018